Let’s take a look at Ozeri’s Green Earth Pan, a green nonstick pan. Ozeri is a brand primarily known for digital scales and other small household electronics. Now, they’re making their mark in cookware with the Ozeri Green Earth Pan, a PTFE free and PFOA free nonstick pan.
Ozeri Green Earth Pans come in a pretty lime green color — a perfect way to brighten up your kitchen while cooking free of chemicals.
Now, I know a lot of bloggers have gotten pans from Ozeri to review, but I actually bought my Ozeri pan on my own in 2011 and can vouch for its performance some 8 months later. Here’s the scoop.
The Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan (as seen on the New York Times “Green” blog) has a ceramic nonstick coating that makes it harder and more scratch resistant than other nonstick pans. I’m taking their word on their comparison to other pans, but after 8 months of use three times a week (with the proper nonstick utensils of course), my pan has not scratched at all.
The body is constructed with heavy-gauge anodized aluminum that provides even cooking and gives the pan some heft. The Ozeri Green Earth Pan has a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, but I find that it heats up rather quickly on my gas stove, as well. The silicone handle is heat-resistant.
When you buy the Ozeri Green Earth pan, you’ll get a one-sheet user guide that explains you should precondition the pan with a little oil the first time you use it, and periodically after that.
They also warn not to use too much oil or butter when cooking to avoid buildup that may actually cause your food to stick. I’m pretty heavy-handed with the olive oil, so I have noticed some sticking, but it’s far less than the nonstick pans than I’ve gone through in the past — and it took a LOT longer to start happening, which still makes this pan a great buy in my book. I’ll give it a vinegar or lemon juice treatment to remove the buildup and see if that gets it back to like-new nonstick condition and report my findings.
Ozeri pan lids are sold separately, so don’t forget to grab one matching lid for your pan.
Is Ozeri Green Earth Pan Oven Safe
Ozeri cookware is oven safe up to 356 degrees F.
Ozeri pans have two different kinds of surfaces. The 8 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch Ozeri pans are available with either a smooth nonstick surface or a textured nonstick cooking surface. The smooth surface pans are great for eggs and tofu, while the textured pans have an elevated textured surface made especially for searing meat. You can also buy the Ozeri 3-piece set of all three sizes with a textured surface.
The New York Times Green Blog says, “Not only does it easily wipe clean of even foods like scrambled eggs with American cheese…but when I need to brown something, it leaves behind enough bits to make a nice sauce.”
Ozeri cookware comes with a limited lifetime warranty (for workmanship, not misuse.) I’m thoroughly enjoying my Ozeri pan because it’s so easy to cook with and clean. It’s become my go-to pan, and I use it nearly every day for eggs, fish, chicken breast, sauteed vegetables, and much more.